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West Midlands PEEL 2015

Other inspections

How well has the force performed in our other inspections?

In addition to the three core PEEL pillars, HMICFRS carries out inspections of a wide range of policing activity throughout the year. Some of these are conducted alongside the PEEL inspections; others are joint inspections.

Findings from these inspections are published separately to the main PEEL reports, but are taken into account when producing the rounded assessment of each force's performance.


Last updated 25/02/2016

As part of HMIC’s annual all-force inspections into police effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy (PEEL) in 2015, HMIC assessed how well led forces are at every rank and grade of the organisation and across all areas inspected in PEEL. We reviewed how well a force understands and is developing its leaders; whether it has set a clear and compelling future direction; and how well it motivates and engages the workforce.

West Midlands Police has a broad understanding of the current capacity and capability of its leadership at all levels in the organisation. It has shown there are clear links between skills audits and training. The force has set clear and consistent expectations for its leaders although not all officers and staff have adopted these values so the overall picture is variable.

A clear sense of its future direction has been communicated through its ‘WMP 2020’ programme which is well understood by the majority of the workforce although not by everyone. Currently, the force does not understand what leadership capabilities it will require in the future but it has clear and robust plans to develop this understanding.

Questions for Leadership


How well does the force have a clear understanding of the current state of its leadership at every level?